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Vscan

Version 1

Technical Publications Vscan Version 1 User Manual GM092207 — English Rev. 01 Operating Documentation Copyright ©

User Manual GM092207 — English

Rev. 01

Operating Documentation Copyright © 2011 By General Electric Co.

Regulatory requirement

This product complies with regulatory requirements of the following European Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices.

European Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices. This manual is a reference for the Vscan. It applies

This manual is a reference for the Vscan. It applies to all sub-versions of the software version 1 for the Vscan ultrasound system unless otherwise specified.

This manual is a reference for the Vscan gateway software. It applies to all sub-versions of the software version 1 for the Vscan gateway software unless otherwise specified.

1 for the Vscan gateway software unless otherwise specified. Manual status: GM092207-01 3 November 2011 Manufacturer:

Manual status:

GM092207-01

3 November 2011

Manufacturer:

GE VINGMED ULTRASOUND AS Strandpromenaden 45 N-3191 Horten, Norway Tel.: (+47) 3302 1100 Fax: (+47) 3302 1350

Regulatory Requirements

Conformance Standards

The GE Healthcare product families are tested to meet all applicable requirements in relevant EU Directives and European/International standards. Any changes to accessories, peripheral units or any other part of the system must be approved by the manufacturer: GE Vingmed Ultrasound. Ignoring this advice may compromise the regulatory approvals obtained for the product.

This product complies with the regulatory requirement of the following:

Standard/Directive

Scope

93/42/EEC

Medical Devices Directive (MDD)

EN55011

Emitted noise according to Class B requirements

IEC60601-1

Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1; General Requirements for Safety

EN60601-1

UL60601-1

 

CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 601.1-M90

IEC60601-2-37

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-37. Particular requirements for the safety of ultrasonic medical diagnostic and monitoring equipment

IEC1157 / EN61157

Requirements for the declaration of the acoustic output of medical diagnostic ultrasonic equipment.

IEC60601-1-2

Medical Electrical Equipment - part 1-2. Collateral standard:

EN60601-1-2

Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements and tests.

IEC60601-1-4

Medical Electrical Equipment - part 1-4. Collateral standard:

EN60601-1-4

Programmable electrical medical systems

IEC60601-1-6

Medical Electrical Equipment - part 1-6. Collateral standard:

Usability.

NEMA/AIUM UD-3

Standard for real-time display of thermal and mechanical acoustic output indices on diagnostic ultrasound equipment.

ISO10993-1

Biological evaluation of medical devices

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Country Specific Approvals

• JAPAN

MHLW Approved Number: 221ABBZX00252000

• CHINA

SFDA: SFDA (I) 20113231266

Product Standard Number: YZB/NOR 0732-2011

(I) 20113231266 Product Standard Number: YZB/NOR 0732-2011 Certifications • KOREA KFDA: 10-1194 • GE Vingmed

Certifications

• KOREA

KFDA: 10-1194

• GE Vingmed Ultrasound is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified.

Classifications

The following classifications are in accordance with the IEC/ EN 60601-1.

Type and degree of protection against electric shock:

• Vscan is internally powered battery operated during hand held scanning.

• The AC adapter is Class II.

• Vscan has type BF Applied Part.

• Degree of protection against harmful ingress of water:

Vscan parts and accessories except probe tip: ordinary equipment (IPx0)

Probe tip: IPX1

Class II Equipment

EQUIPMENT in which protection against electric shock does not rely on BASIC INSULATION only, but in which additional safety precautions such as DOUBLE INSULATION or REINFORCED INSULATION are provided, there being no provision for protective earthing or reliance upon installation conditions.

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Type BF Applied part

TYPE BF APPLIED PART providing a specified degree of protection against electric shock, with particular regard to allowable LEAKAGE CURRENT.

 

Normal mode

Single fault condition

Patient leakage current

<100 microA

<500 microA

Environmental requirements for the unit

   

Humidity

 

Requirement

Temperature

non-condensing

Air Pressure

Operational

10–40 °C

30–80%

700–1060 hPa

Non operational

-20–70 °C

30–90%

700–1060 hPa

NOTE:

Avoid exposing the unit to saline moisture. In case of exposure to saline moisture, clean the unit as described on page 6-4.

Original Documentation

• The original document was written in English.

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Table of Contents

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Table of Contents Chapter 1 — Introduction

General description

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Contacting GE Healthcare Ultrasound

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Global ultrasound support center phone numbers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-8

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Chapter 2 — Preparing the Vscan for use

Package contents System description

System overview

Battery

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Charging the battery using the External battery charging compartment

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Battery level indicator - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Removing / inserting the battery (GM-BAT) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Battery (GM-BAT) specifications

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The microSD card

Removing / inserting the microSD card - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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The microSD card memory indicator- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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The microSD card handling recommendations- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-20

First time use

Installing the battery - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Vscan activation

Activation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Configuration - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 3 — Using Vscan

Switching on/off

To switch on the Vscan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Scanning

General scanning recommendations- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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AutoCycle

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Measurements

Taking measurements- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Voice notations

Recording Voice notations- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Review and storage

Reviewing acquired images - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Storage of images- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Recall of stored data Deletion of data

- To delete a file - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 4 — Vscan gateway software

 

Overview

About the files created in Vscan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Vscan gateway software installation

 

Computer requirements- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

4-4

Installation and activation of Vscan gateway software - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-5

Connection of Vscan to a computer Using Vscan gateway software

Overview - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 5 — Vscan configuration

Config menu

System setup adjustment

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Chapter 6 — Vscan maintenance

System care and maintenance Inspection

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Reinstallation of the factory software

Procedure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Troubleshooting

Vscan troubleshooting- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Vscan gateway software troubleshooting

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Chapter 7 — Safety

Introduction Owner responsibility

Notice against user modification- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Important safety considerations

Patient safety - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Acoustic output- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Environmental protection- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Probe overview Maximum probe temperature Device labels and symbols

Chapter 8 — Appendix

Acoustic Output Reporting Tables

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7-18

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Acoustic Output Reporting Tables for Track 3/IEC 60601-2-37 - - - - - - - 8-5

Definitions, symbols and abbreviations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Measurement accuracy

Distance measurement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Area measurement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Medical Ultrasound Safety

Medical Ultrasound Safety- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Contents:

Chapter 1 Introduction

‘General description’ on page 1-2

‘Warnings’ on page 1-4

‘Conventions used in this manual’ on page 1-6

‘Contact Information’ on page 1-7

Introduction

General description

Vscan is a battery operated pocket-sized general purpose ultrasound imaging system.

Principles of operation

Medical ultrasound images are created by computer and digital memory from the transmission and reception of mechanical high-frequency waves applied through a probe. The mechanical ultrasound waves spread through the body, producing an echo where density changes occur. The echoes return to the probe where they are converted back into electrical signals.

These echo signals are amplified and processed by several analog and digital circuits having filters with many frequency and time response options, transforming the high-frequency

electrical signals into a series of digital image signals which are stored in memory. Once in memory, the image can be displayed

in real-time on the image monitor.

A probe is an accurate, solid-state device, providing multiple

image formats. The digital design and use of solid-state components provides highly stable and consistent imaging performance with minimal required maintenance. Sophisticated design with computer control offers a system with extensive features and functions which is user-friendly and easy to use.

Safety

Read and understand all instructions in the User's Manual before attempting to use the ultrasound unit. Keep the manual with the equipment at all time. Periodically review the procedures for operation and safety precautions.

All information in Chapter ‘Safety’ on page 7-1 should be read and understood before operating the ultrasound unit.

General description

Indication for use

The Vscan ultrasound unit is intended for the following applications:

• Cardiac adult and pediatric

• Abdominal

• Pediatric

• Urology

• Fetal

• Peripheral vascular

• Thoracic/Pleural motion and fluid detection

Contraindication

The Vscan ultrasound unit is not intended for ophthalmic use or any use causing the acoustic beam to pass through the eye.

any use causing the acoustic beam to pass through the eye. C A U T I

CAUTION

For USA only:

United States law restricts this device to sale or use by, or on the order of a physician.

Introduction

Warnings

To prevent damage of the equipment or injury to yourself or others, read the following safety warnings before using the Vscan.

read the following safe ty warnings before using the Vscan. W A R N I N

WARNING

Vscan is a precision instrument. Handle Vscan and its accessories with care. Do not subject Vscan to mechanical shock or impact.

Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the unit including the probe, the battery, the AC/DC adapter and accessories. Disassembly or modification may result in electrical shock.

Stop using the unit if it emits smoke or noxious fumes. Failure to do so may result in electrical shock or fire.

Stop using the unit if the casing is damaged, including the probe. Failure to do so may result in electrical shock.

Do not use the AC/DC adapter if showing visible damages.

Use only the designated power accessories (battery and charger). Failure to do so may result in electrical shock or fire.

Do not place the battery near a heat source or expose it to direct flame. Such exposure may lead to corrosive liquid leakage, electrical shock or fire.

If any liquid from battery should come in contact with the eye, immediately wash the eye with plenty of water and seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Do not immerse or expose the battery to water.

To reduce risk for electrical shock, do not plug or unplug the AC/DC adapter from mains socket with wet hands.

Avoid dropping or subjecting the unit, including the probe, the battery and accessories to severe impacts. This could result in electrical shock, corrosive liquid leakage and injury.

Warnings

Warnings W A R N I N G • Do not short-circuit the ba ttery terminal

WARNING

Do not short-circuit the battery terminal with metallic objects. This may result in overheating and burns.

Do not store or carry a battery loosely with metallic devices.

Disconnect the battery charger when not in use to avoid fire hazard.

Keep the charger dry. Failure to observe this precaution may result in fire and electric shock

Keep this unit out of reach of children.

Introduction

Conventions used in this manual

Buttons and other controls on the Control panel or on the monitor screen are indicated by bold type.

Program windows, screens and Dialogue boxes are indicated by italic type.

The following icons, highlight safety issues as follow:

The following icons, highlight safety issues as follow: D A N G E R W A

DANGER

W A R N I N G WARNING

issues as follow: D A N G E R W A R N I N G

CAUTION

Indicates that a specific hazard exists that, given inappropriate conditions or actions, will cause severe or fatal personal injury with or without substantial property damage.

Indicates that a specific hazard exists that, given inappropriate conditions or actions, can cause severe or fatal personal injury with or without substantial property damage.

Indicates that a potential hazard may exist that, given inappropriate conditions or actions, can cause minor injury or property damage.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Contacting GE Healthcare Ultrasound

For additional information or assistance, please contact your local distributor or the appropriate support resource listed on the following pages:

Internet

 

https://vscan.gehealthcare.com

http://www.gehealthcare.com

USA

Clinical Questions

GE Healthcare

Ultrasound Service Engineering

9900 Innovation Drive

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

TEL: (1) 800-437-1171

FAX: (1) 414-721-3865

Please contact your local Applications or Sales Representative.

Accessories Catalog Requests

To request the latest GE Accessories catalog or equipment brochures in the United States, call the Response Center

TEL: (1) 800-643-6439

In other locations, contact your local Applications, Sales or Service Representative.

Placing an order

To place an order, order supplies or ask an accessory-related question in the United States, call the GE Access Center

Introduction

TEL: (1) 800-472-3666

In other locations, contact your local Applications, Sales or Service Representative.

Global ultrasound support center phone numbers

For countries not listed in the tables below, please contact the local distributor.

When contacting Support you will have to provide your system ID. If system ID is unknown, please give the Temporary System ID “VSCAN” to be properly routed for support.

Americas

Region

 

Telephone

Location

United States

800-437-1171

Milwaukee

Canada

800-668-0732

Moncton

Mexico

0800

9043400

Sao Paulo

Puerto Rico

0800

4371171

Sao Paulo

Brazil

0800

122345

Sao Paulo

Argentina

0800

3331984

Sao Paulo

Chile

0800

367000

Sao Paulo

Contact Information

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Region

 

Telephone

Location

Algeria

+21321484612

 

Andorra

902

400 246

 

Austria

0800244260

Vienna

Belgium Dutch

+32 262 638 38

Diegem

Belgium French

+32 262 638 39

Diegem

Bulgarian

+35929712040

Sofia

Denmark

80404944

Stockholm

Egypt

+202 19434 [hot line]

Cairo

Finland

0981710182

Stockholm

France

0800139140

Velizy

G. D. Luxembourg

080022973

Diegem

Germany

08004373784

Solingen

Greece

302109690660

Athens

Holy See

800

827168

Milan

Hungary

+36-23-410-510

Budapest

Ireland

1800992557

Dublin

Israel

Contact local distributor

Tel Aviv

Italy Central

800

827168

Milan

Italy North-East

800

827166

Milan

Italy North-West

800

827164

Milan

Italy South

800

827170

Milan

Liechtenstein

0041 44 809 9293

 

Monaco

0800139140

 

Netherlands

8000994442

Diegem

Northern Ireland

08000720248

Belfast

Norway

80062043

Stockholm

Portugal

800

834 004

Madrid

Russia

+7 495 739 69 75

Moscow

San Marino

800

827168

Milan

Saudi Arabia

800

1243002

Saudi Arabia

Introduction

Region

 

Telephone

Location

South Africa

800

111 671

South Africa

Spain

902

400 246

Madrid

Sweden

0201201436

Stockholm

Switzerland

0800556958

Zurich

Turkey

Contact local distributor

Istanbul

UAE

800

3646

Saudi Arabia

UK

0845 8503392

Bedford

Ukraine

+38 044 391 37 56 (57)

 

Contact Information

Asia and Pacific

Region

 

Telephone

Location

China

8008108188

Beijing

Hong Kong

(852) 21006288

Hong Kong

Taiwan

0800-021-770

Taipei

India

(91) 1800-425-8025

Bangalore

Singapore

(65) 62773444

Singapore

Australia

1-800-659-465

Brisbane

New Zealand

0800

65 94 65

Brisbane

Japan

0120-055-919

Tokyo

Korea

(82) 2-1544-6119

Seoul

Bangladesh

(880) 29135488

Dhaka

Sri Lanka

(94) 114891178

Colombo

Bhutan

Contact GE India

 

Maldives

Contact GE India

 

Nepal

Contact local distributor

 

Malaysia

1800

88 3911

Kuala Lumpur

Thailand

(66) 26248400

Bangkok

Vietnam

Contact local distributor

 

Philippines

Contact local distributor

 

Indonesia

Contact local distributor

 

Laos

Contact local distributor

 

Brunei Darussalam

Contact local distributor

 

Cambodia

Contact local distributor

 

Manufacturer

GE VINGMED ULTRASOUND AS Strandpromenaden 45 N-3191 Horten, Norway Tel.: (+47) 3302 1100 Fax: (+47) 3302 1350

Introduction

Chapter 2 Preparing the Vscan for use

Contents:

‘Package contents’ on page 2-2

‘System description’ on page 2-5

‘Battery’ on page 2-11

‘The microSD card’ on page 2-17

‘First time use’ on page 2-21

‘Vscan activation’ on page 2-22

Preparing the Vscan for use

Package contents

Make sure all items listed below are included in the package.

1. Vscan unit Storage microSD card installed in Vscan 2. Soft bag 3. USB 2.0
1. Vscan unit
Storage microSD card installed in Vscan
2. Soft bag
3. USB 2.0 cable
4. Battery (GM-BAT)
5. Coupling gel
6. SD card adapter

Package contents

Quick card

Quick card

CD-ROM Vscan gateway software CD-ROM user manual

CD-ROM Vscan gateway software CD-ROM user manual

Service contact information

Service contact information

microSD card with factory SW (In a sealed envelope – only to be used in

microSD card with factory SW (In a sealed envelope – only to be used in agreement with service organization)

Preparing the Vscan for use

1. Docking station 2. AC/DC converter 3. Adapter plugs
1. Docking station
2. AC/DC converter
3. Adapter plugs

System description

System overview

The Vscan device

System description

System overview The Vscan device System description 1. 2. Control panel 3. Display 4. Loud speaker

1.

2. Control panel

3. Display

4. Loud speaker

Probe G3S

Figure 2-1.

5.

6. Docking station connector

7. Battery (GM-BAT) and microSD card compartment lid

Microphone

The Vscan device

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The display

Preparing the Vscan for use The display Black and white scanning screen (default) 1. Scanning information

Black and white scanning screen (default)

1. Scanning information

• Examination number (page 3-5)

• Current date

• Current time

• Scanning preset (page 3-6)

• Mechanical and Thermal Index (page 7-16)

2. Depth scale (page 3-7)

3. Orientation marker (page 3-5)

4. Header

• Battery level indicator (page 2-14)

• Memory indicator of the microSD card (page 2-19)

Figure 2-2.

indicator of the microSD card (page 2-19) Figure 2-2. Menu screen (displayed when pressing Menu .)

Menu screen (displayed when pressing Menu.)

1. Menu items

• New Exam: create new examination (page 3-5).

• Distance: make a measurement (page 3-9).

• Presets: select an acquisition preset (page 3-6).

• Gallery: review stored examinations (page 3-11).

• Config: configure the Vscan (page 5-1).

Screens

System description

The Control panel

Key

 

Usage

  Select key
 

Select key

• Freeze/unfreeze in live mode.

• In a menu or a dialog: select highlighted item.

• Press and hold to return to black and white imaging.

• Navigate in menus.
• Navigate in menus.

• Navigate in menus.

• Navigate through examinations in the Gallery screen.

• Move color area and caliper.

 
  • Navigate in menus.

• Navigate in menus.

• Pause/play movie.

• Navigate through examinations in the Gallery screen.

• Move color area and caliper.

 
  • Decrease Depth.

• Decrease Depth.

• Navigate through files in Gallery screen.

• Move color area and caliper.

 
  • Increase Depth.

• Increase Depth.

• Navigate through files in Gallery screen.

• Move color area and caliper.

Rotate function

Rotate function

• Adjust Gain.

• Scroll in a movie when in pause.

Color imaging key

Color imaging key

Enter/exit color imaging.

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Key

Usage

Store key

Store key

• Store current acquisition (movie or single frame).

• Press and hold to start voice notation. Press any key to end voice notation.

Menu key

Menu key

• Enter the system menu.

• Move one level up in system menu.

• Exit the system menu.

System description

The Docking station

NOTE:

The Docking station is used to:

• Connect the Vscan to a computer.

• Charge the Vscan battery.

• Store the Vscan when not in use.

The Docking station is designed for in-house use only. Do not use the Docking station in ambulance or other vehicles.

not use the Docking station in ambulance or other vehicles. 1. Vscan cradle 2. Probe holder

1. Vscan cradle

2. Probe holder

3. Vscan connector

4. Charger (GM-CHA) connector

5. USB port to computer

Figure 2-3.

Docking station

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The External battery charging compartment (option)

The external battery charging compartment is used to charge spare battery outside the Vscan.

is used to charge spare battery outside the Vscan. 1. Charger (GM-CHA) connector Figure 2-4. External

1. Charger (GM-CHA) connector

Figure 2-4.

External battery charging compartment

Battery

Battery

The Vscan is powered by a Lithium Polymer battery (GM-BAT). The battery is not fully charged at shipment. To maximize time of use, it is recommended to recharge the battery before use for at least 1.5 hour. Make sure to establish a routine for charging the battery to maximize system availability.

It is recommended to charge the battery (GM-BAT) in the Vscan placed on the Docking station, or by using the external battery charging compartment as described below.

Use only the AC adapter provided with the Vscan.

below. Use only the AC adapter provided with the Vscan. C A U T I O
below. Use only the AC adapter provided with the Vscan. C A U T I O

CAUTION

1. Charger (GM-CHA)

2. AC/DC adapter

Figure 2-5.

The Vscan AC adapter

The AC adapter, the Docking station and the external battery charging compartment must be kept outside the patient environment (refer to local regulation and EN 60601-1).

environment (refer to local regulation and EN 60601-1). 1. Patient environment Figure 2-6. Patient environment Vscan

1. Patient environment

Figure 2-6.

Patient environment

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Preparing the Vscan for use C A U T I O N Do NOT touch simultaneously

CAUTION

Do NOT touch simultaneously the patient and the charger plug on either the AC/DC adapter, the Docking station or the external battery charger.

Power plug adapter

1. Select the country specific plug.

Power plug adapter 1. Select the country specific plug. 1. North America, Japan 2. China 3.

1. North America, Japan

2. China

3. Australia New Zealand

4. UK, Hong Kong, Singapore

5. Continental Europe and Korea (for unearthed electrical outlet)

6. Continental Europe and Korea (for earthed electrical outlet)

2. Place the plug onto the AC/DC adapter.

3. Press the button and turn the plug clockwise until it locks in place.

button and turn the plug clockwise until it locks in place. Charging the battery using the

Charging the battery using the Docking station

1. Place the Vscan on the Docking station.

Battery

2. Plug the charger (GM-CHA) plug into the charger connector on the Docking station.

plug into the charger connector on the Docking station. 3. Plug the AC/DC adapter into the

3. Plug the AC/DC adapter into the electrical outlet.

C A U T I O N CAUTION

Only use mains power of 100 – 240 VAC. Voltage outside this range can cause malfunction or destroy the AC/DC adapter.

The charge lamp on the charger (GM-CHA) is lit in amber when charging the battery and turns green when the battery is fully charged.

Charging the battery using the External battery charging compartment

1. Insert the battery (GM-BAT) in the compartment until the lid clicks in place.

2. Plug the charger (GM-CHA) plug into the charger connector on the external battery charging compartment.

connector on the external battery charging compartment. 3. Plug the AC/DC adapter into the electrical outlet.

3. Plug the AC/DC adapter into the electrical outlet.

C A U T I O N CAUTION

Only use mains power of 100 – 240 VAC. Voltage outside this range can cause malfunction or destroy the AC/DC adapter.

The charge lamp on the charger (GM-CHA) is lit in amber when charging the battery and turns green when the battery is fully charged.

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Battery level indicator

The battery level indicator is displayed on the header. The following icons are displayed.

Icon

Description

Battery fully charged.

Battery fully charged.

Battery partially discharged.

Battery partially discharged.

Low Battery, prepare to recharge the battery or have a spare battery available.

Low Battery, prepare to recharge the battery or have a spare battery available.

Discharged battery, recharge the battery or replace with a spare battery.

Discharged battery, recharge the battery or replace with a spare battery.

Battery charging.

Battery charging.

Battery

Removing / inserting the battery (GM-BAT)

To remove the battery

1. Close the display.

battery (GM-BAT) To remove the battery 1. Close the display. C A U T I O

CAUTION

Do not attempt to remove the battery without closing the display.

2. Push the button on the battery compartment lid and pull the battery (GM-BAT) out.

battery compartment lid and pull the battery (GM-BAT) out. To insert the battery 1. Insert the

To insert the battery

1. Insert the battery (GM-BAT) in the compartment until the lid clicks in place.

1. Insert the battery (GM-BAT) in the compartment until the lid clicks in place. Vscan –

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Battery (GM-BAT) specifications

Item

Specification

Charging time

About 1.5 hour

Capacity

About 1 hour and 15 min active use*

Lifetime

At least 300 charges

* Assuming mixed black and white (80%) and color imaging usage and a new battery. Batteries generally degrade by aging and number of recharging cycles, and will have reduced capacity over time.

In order to get maximum charging capacity with your Vscan battery (GM-BAT), you should allow the battery to be fully charged and then fully discharged at least three times. The unit can be used as normal during these cycles. Once these initial charging/discharging cycles are performed, the following is applicable without reducing the life time of the battery:

• It is not necessary to completely discharge the battery before re-charging it.

• It is possible to stop charging the battery before it is fully charged, but the battery will then be discharged more rapidly.

• It is possible to charge the battery several times each day, if needed.

The microSD card

The microSD card

Image acquisitions and voice notation recordings are stored to a microSD card (MicroSD or MicroSDHC, speed grade 6 or lower).

The microSD card is located under the battery.

Removing / inserting the microSD card

To remove the microSD card

1. Remove the battery (GM-BAT) (see page 2-15).

2. Slide and raise the card slot.

(GM-BAT) (see page 2-15). 2. Slide and raise the card slot. 3. Remove the microSD card

3. Remove the microSD card from the card slot.

2. Slide and raise the card slot. 3. Remove the microSD card from the card slot.

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4. Lower and slide the slot card back in place.

for use 4. Lower and slide the slot card back in place. To insert the microSD

To insert the microSD card

1. Remove the battery (GM-BAT) (see page 2-15).

2. Slide and raise the card slot.

(GM-BAT) (see page 2-15). 2. Slide and raise the card slot. 3. Insert the microSD card

3. Insert the microSD card in the card slot.

and raise the card slot. 3. Insert the microSD card in the card slot. Orientation 2-18

Orientation

and raise the card slot. 3. Insert the microSD card in the card slot. Orientation 2-18

The microSD card

Make sure the card is inserted in the card slot.

card Make sure the card is inserted in the card slot. 4. Lower and slide the

4. Lower and slide the slot card back in place.

card slot. 4. Lower and slide the slot card back in place. 5. Insert the battery

5. Insert the battery (GM-BAT) in the compartment (see page 2-15).

The microSD card memory indicator

The microSD card memory indicator is displayed on the header. The following icons are displayed.

Icon

Description

The card is empty

The card is empty

The card is partially filled up

The card is partially filled up

The card is nearly full

The card is nearly full

The card is full

The card is full

No card in the Vscan device, or card disabled from device while mounted to computer.

No card in the Vscan device, or card disabled from device while mounted to computer.

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The microSD card handling recommendations

The microSD cards are sensitive electronic devices.

• Do not bend the microSD cards or subject them to shocks or vibrations.

First time use

First time use

Before the Vscan can be used the following steps must be done:

• Install and charge the battery.

• Activate the Vscan (page 2-22).

Installing the battery

1. Insert the battery (GM-BAT) in the compartment until the lid clicks in place.

(GM-BAT) in the compartment until the lid clicks in place. 2. Make sure the battery is

2. Make sure the battery is fully charged (see page 2-11) before activating the Vscan.

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Vscan activation

Activation

 

There are three possible scenarios to activate the Vscan:

1. Scenario 1 (preferred): online activation of Vscan and/or Vscan gateway:

• Install Vscan gateway software (see ‘Installation of the Vscan gateway software’ on page 4-5)

• Activate your Vscan and Vscan gateway software from the Vscan web portal on the Internet (see ‘Online activation’ on page 4-8).

2. Scenario 2: offline activation of Vscan and/or Vscan gateway:

• Install Vscan gateway software (see ‘Installation of the Vscan gateway software’ on page 4-5).

• Activate your Vscan and Vscan gateway software by contacting GE Service (see page 1-8 for phone numbers, then see ‘Offline activation’ on page 4-12).

3. Scenario 3: Vscan activation only when not installing the Vscan gateway software:

See ‘Activation of the Vscan without Vscan gateway software’ on page 4-16.

Scenario 1 is recommended if you have access to a computer with an Internet connection.

After activation the Vscan needs to be configured (see below).

Configuration

After activation the Vscan Setup wizard is started.

Language selection

1. Use

Vscan Setup wizard is started. Language selection 1. Use / to browse through the available languages

/

Vscan Setup wizard is started. Language selection 1. Use / to browse through the available languages

to browse through the available languages until

the desired language is highlighted.

Vscan activation

Vscan activation 2. Press Select when done. 3. Press to continue the configuration. The Time screen

2. Press Select when done.

3. Press

to continue the configuration.Vscan activation 2. Press Select when done. 3. Press The Time screen is displayed. Adjust time

The Time screen is displayed.

Adjust time

 

1. Use

1. Use / to navigate between hours, minutes and

/

to navigate between hours, minutes and1. Use /

seconds.

Use

Use / (or Rotate ) and press Select to set each item.

/

(or Rotate ) and press Select to set each item. Rotate) and press Select to set each item.

 
 
 

2. Press

2. Press to continue the configuration.

to continue the configuration.

The Date screen is displayed.

Adjust date

 
/ /
/
/

1. to navigate between days, months and years.

Use

Use

(or Rotate) and press Select to set each item.

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2.

Preparing the Vscan for use 2. Press • If the activation key was obtained online the

Press

• If the activation key was obtained online the Vscan is then ready for use.

• If the activation key was obtained offline the Activation screen is displayed.

was obtained offline the Activation screen is displayed. to continue. Activation key (Scenario 3 only) This

to continue.

Activation key (Scenario 3 only)

This step is only required if doing offline activation of the Vscan.

 

1.

 
 
 

Use

Use

/

/

/

  Use / / / to highlight the digit or character to

/

  Use / / / to highlight the digit or character to

to highlight the digit or character to

enter and press Select.

The next entry in the activation key is highlighted.

 

2.

Repeat step 1 until all 25 entries in the activation key are filled in.

NOTE:

Select

Select or

or

NOTE: Select or on the keyboard to navigate through the

on the keyboard to navigate through the

activation key entries if changes need to be done.

A message is displayed on screen to confirm that the key is accepted.

 

3.

Press

Press to end the configuration.

to end the configuration.

Vscan activation

The Vscan is ready for use.

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Chapter 3 Using Vscan

Contents:

‘Scanning’ on page 3-3

‘Measurements’ on page 3-9

‘Voice notations’ on page 3-10

‘Review and storage’ on page 3-11

‘Recall of stored data’ on page 3-13

‘Deletion of data’ on page 3-14

Using Vscan

To switch on the Vscan

1. Open the display.

Switching on/off

After initialization the black and white scanning screen is displayed.

To switch off the Vscan

There are two ways to switch off the Vscan:

• Close the display

NOTE:

Or

• Use the Shutdown menu

The system will delete any acquisition that is not stored when closing the display. To save the current acquisition, press Store before closing the display.

acquisition, press Store before closing the display. Switch off using the Shutdown menu 1. Press Menu

Switch off using the Shutdown menu

1. Press Menu.

2. In the main menu, use

/ .
/
.

items and highlight Config

to browse through the menu

3. Use

and highlight Config to browse through the menu 3. Use / to browse through the menu

/

and highlight Config to browse through the menu 3. Use / to browse through the menu

to browse through the menu items and

.
.

highlight Shutdown

4. Press Select.

Scanning

General scanning recommendations

Before each use:

Scanning

• Inspect the probe (see ‘Inspecting the probe’ on page 6-3).

After each use:

• Inspect the probe (see ‘Inspecting the probe’ on page 6-3)

• Clean the probe (see ‘Disinfection’ on page 6-5).

• If required disinfect the probe (see ‘Disinfection’ on page 6-5).

C A U T I O N CAUTION

Use of gel

If any damage is found on the probe or its cable, DO NOT use the Vscan. Contact GE service.

In order to assure optimal transmission of energy between the patient and the probe, a conductive gel must be applied on the probe lens.

C A U T I O N CAUTION

Do not apply gel to the eyes. If there is gel contact to the eye, flush eye thoroughly with water.

Using Vscan

Coupling gels should not contain the following ingredients as they are known to cause probe damage:

• Methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, or any other alcohol-based product

• Mineral oil

• Iodine

• Lotions

• Lanoline

• Aloe Vera

• Olive Oil

• Methyl or Ethyl Parabens (para hydroxybenzoic acid)

• Dimethylsilicone

The following gels have been tested to be compatible with the Vscan.

Aquasonics 100 Parker Laboratory Inc. Clear Image Sonotech Inc. Scan Parker Laboratory Inc. Sonogel Sonogel
Aquasonics 100 Parker Laboratory Inc. Clear Image Sonotech Inc. Scan Parker Laboratory Inc. Sonogel Sonogel

Aquasonics 100

Parker Laboratory Inc.

Clear Image

Sonotech Inc.

Scan

Parker Laboratory Inc.

Sonogel

Sonogel Vertriebs

Other recommendations

Like most high frequency computing devices, the electronic components of Vscan will generate some heat while operating normally and as intended. Vscan is equipped with safety mechanisms which will automatically reduce computing speed (frame rate), and ultimately shut down the device, before any risk of overheating occurs. Vscan is verified to comply with harmonized safety standards (see ‘Conformance Standards’ on page i-1), under any operating condition described in this user manual (see Environmental properties on page i-3). To help keeping the Vscan operating temperature at an optimal functional level, and to ensure longer scanning time with maximum frame rate, it is recommended to hold the Vscan so that there is good contact between the device and the hand.

Image display on Vscan is dependent of the ambient light, avoid direct sun light on the display when scanning and reviewing images.

Scanning

Scanning C A U T I O N Probe orientation Do not scan on open wound.

CAUTION

Probe orientation

Do not scan on open wound.

The probe is provided with an orientation marking. This mark is used to identify the end of the probe corresponding to the side of the image having the orientation V mark on the scanning screen.

image having the orientation V mark on the scanning screen. 1. Orientation marking on probe 2.

1. Orientation marking on probe

2. Orientation marking on screen

Patient examination

When scanning several patients make sure to create a new examination between each patient. To create a new examination:

1. Press Menu.

2. Use

To create a new examination: 1. Press Menu . 2. Use / to browse through the

/

To create a new examination: 1. Press Menu . 2. Use / to browse through the

to browse through the menu items and

.
.

highlight New exam

3. Press Select.

A new examination is created. The examination number is displayed on the screen.

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Presets

NOTE:

A new examination is also created automatically when the system is restarted.

To ensure optimal image quality the Vscan has predefined scanning settings optimized for different applications (e.g Cardiac, Abdominal). Make sure to select the correct preset before scanning.

The current preset is displayed on the screen.

To change preset:

1. Press Menu.

2. Use

on the screen. To change preset: 1. Press Menu . 2. Use / to browse through

/

on the screen. To change preset: 1. Press Menu . 2. Use / to browse through

to browse through the menu items and

.
.

highlight Presets

3. Press Select.

The Preset menu is displayed.

4. Browse to the desired preset and press Select.

Icon

Preset

Optimized for

Cardiac   Heart Aorta Thoracic/Pleural mo tion and fluid detection

 

Heart Aorta Thoracic/Pleural motion and fluid detection

Abdominal   Liver

 

Liver

Kidney

Gall bladder

Spleen

   

Urology

Peripheral vascular

Obstetrics   OB/Gyn

 

OB/Gyn

Black and white imaging

NOTE:

Black and white imaging is intended to provide two-dimensional images and measurement capabilities concerning the anatomical structure of soft tissue.

Black and white is the default scanning mode.

As a safety precaution, scanning is not possible when charging the battery and when connected to a computer.

1. Start scanning.

Scanning

2. The following adjustments can be done to further improve the image quality:

Auto optimize: press and hold down Select. A green dot is displayed on the left of the image sector indicating that the image settings have been optimized based on the current acquisition.

To turn off Auto optimi ze, press and hold down Select .

NOTE:

If you change the probe position or adjust the Depth you may need to optimize again.

• Depth /

Depth /

• Depth /

Depth adjusts the field of view. It increases the field of view to look at larger or deeper structures; it decreases the field of view to look at structures near the skin line.

NOTE:

The depth setting is indicated on a depth scale.

Gain (Rotate)

Black and white gain increases or decreases the amount of echo information displayed in an image. It may have the effect of brightening or darkening the image if sufficient echo information is generated.

Color imaging

Color imaging is a Doppler Mode intended to add color coded qualitative information concerning the relative velocity and direction of fluid motion within the black and white image.

direction of fluid motion within the black and white image. 1. Press Color . A color

1. Press Color .

A color area is displayed on top of the black and white image.

to move the color area over the

region of interest.

2. Use

to move the color area over the region of interest. 2. Use / / / 3.

/

to move the color area over the region of interest. 2. Use / / / 3.

/

move the color area over the region of interest. 2. Use / / / 3. The

/

the color area over the region of interest. 2. Use / / / 3. The following

3. The following adjustment can be done to further improve the image quality:

Color gain (Rotate)

Color gain amplifies the overall strength of echoes processed in the color area. It allows control of the amount of color within a cavity.

NOTE:

Press Color

of the amount of color within a cavity. NOTE: Press Color to toggle color display on/off.

to toggle color display on/off.

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Color aliasing

If the blood flow velocity exceeds the maximum velocity range the system can cover, based on the sampling rate used, aliasing will occur.

Aliasing will appear as a shift in color from the color representing positive velocity to color representing negative velocity or visa versa.

The maximum velocity is displayed on top of the color bar.

Auto freeze

If Vscan is idle for more than the Auto freeze time set in Config it enters in freeze mode to minimize overheating. Press Select to start scanning again.

AutoCycle

Vscan does not include an ECG interface as often found on larger ultrasound systems intended for cardiovascular applications. The AutoCycle feature detects a complete cardiac cycle by analyzing the cyclicity of the ultrasound intensity data. The resulting time-stamps are used for storing and playing cineloops smoothly. The AutoCycle feature should typically detect heart rates in the range 46–100 beats per minute. If the detected heart cycle is outside this range, or if the cyclicity quality is too poor, a default 2 sec loop will be used instead. The detected start and stop times for the AutoCycle are not necessarily in phase with the QRS complex. Since adequate cyclicity can only be expected in cardiac applications, all other applications will use the default 2 sec loop.

Measurements

Taking measurements

Measurements

The Vscan enables distance measurement on frozen images in both black and white and color imaging. Up to three measurements can be performed on an image. Measurements can be done during image review before storage or on recalled stored images.

To perform a measurement:

1.

2.

On a frozen image, press Menu.

In

items and highlight Distance

the main menu, use

/
/

to browse through the menu .

3.

Press Select.

 

A

red caliper is displayed.

 

4.

Use

Use

/

4. Use / / / to move the caliper to the start point

/

4. Use / / / to move the caliper to the start point

/

4. Use / / / to move the caliper to the start point

to move the caliper to the start point

of

the measurement.

5.

Press Select to anchor the start point.

A

new green caliper is displayed.

6.

Use

Use

/

6. Use / / / to move the caliper to the end point

/

6. Use / / / to move the caliper to the end point

/

6. Use / / / to move the caliper to the end point

to move the caliper to the end point

of

the measurement.

7.

Press Select to anchor the end point.

The performed measurement is displayed with the measured value next to the end point.

8.

To store the image with measurement, press Store

.
.

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Recording Voice notations

Voice notations

Voice notations can be recorded at any time. The voice notations are stored in the current examination folder.

To make a voice notation:

1. Press and hold down Store

2. Record your message.

1. Press and hold down Store 2. Record your message. to start recording. A red blinking

to start recording.

A red blinking recording symbol and a timer are displayed while recording.

NOTE:

The maximum voice recording time is 10 minutes.

3. Press any button to end recording.

The voice notation is saved to the current examination folder.

Review and storage

Review and storage

During live scanning, acquired images are temporarily stored on the system’s memory (image buffer). When the system’s memory is full, new images are replacing the oldest acquisitions. To keep images the acquisition has to be stored to the microSD card.

Reviewing acquired images

1. While scanning, press Select to freeze the image.

2. While in freeze, Rotate to scroll through the acquired images one by one.

3. to display the acquisition as a movie. Press

3. to display the acquisition as a movie.

Press

NOTE:

Press

NOTE: Press to play/pause the movie. To start scanning again,

to play/pause the movie. To start scanning again,

press Select.

Storage of images

Images and voice notations for the current examination are stored to the microSD card on a dedicated examination folder. Each time the system is restarted a new examination is created. The examination number is displayed on the screen.

Pressing Store

• A single frame when in freeze

• A movie when in live

• A single frame when in freeze • A movie when in live will store to

will store to the microSD card either of these:

Single frame storage

1. While scanning, press Select to freeze the image and scroll (Rotate) to the image of interest.

2. Press Store

.
.

The image is stored to the microSD card. A confirmation message is briefly displayed on screen.

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Movie storage

1. While scanning or during movie replay, press Store

.
.

The movie is stored to the microSD card. A confirmation message is briefly displayed on screen.

Recall of stored data

Recall of stored data

Images and voice notations stored on the microSD card can be recalled for review.

To recall stored data:

1. Press Menu.

2. In the main menu, use

/ .
/
.

to browse through the menu

items and highlight Gallery

3. Press Select.

The Gallery screen is displayed.

4. In the Gallery screen, use examination folder.

5. In the selected examination folder, use the file to open.

/5. In the selected examination folder, use the file to open. to browse to the desired

to browse to the desiredIn the selected examination folder, use the file to open. / / to browse to The

folder, use the file to open. / to browse to the desired / to browse to

/

folder, use the file to open. / to browse to the desired / to browse to

to browse to

The files that can be opened are:

• Single frame image with or without measurements

• movie

• Voice notation

6. Press Select to open the file.

NOTE:

While reviewing a file, use in the examination.

/file. NOTE: While reviewing a file, use in the examination. to review the other files To

to review the other filesNOTE: While reviewing a file, use in the examination. / To return to Live scanning, press

To return to Live scanning, press and hold down Select.

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To delete an examination

Deletion of data

1.

Press Menu.

 

2.

In

the main menu, use

to browse through the menu

/ .
/
.

items and highlight Gallery

3.

Press Select.

 

The Gallery screen is displayed.

 

4.

In

the Gallery screen, use

the Gallery screen, use

/

4. In the Gallery screen, use / to browse to the

to browse to the

examination to delete.

 

5.

Press Menu.

6.

Use

Use

/

until Delete exam

until Delete exam

6. Use / until Delete exam is highlighted.

is highlighted.

7.

Press Select.

 

A

confirmation dialog is displayed.

 

8.

Press Select (OK) to delete the examination.

NOTE:

To delete a file

The newest active examination cannot be deleted.

1.

Press Menu.

 

2.

In

the main menu, use

to browse through the menu

/ .
/
.

items and highlight Gallery

 

3.

Press Select.

 

The Gallery screen is displayed.

 

4.

In

the Gallery screen, use

the Gallery screen, use

/

/ to browse to the

to browse to the

examination containing the file to delete.

 

5.

In

the selected examination, use

the selected examination, use

/

5. In the selected examination, use / to browse to the

to browse to the

file to delete.

 

6.

Press Menu.

7.

Use

Use

/

until Delete file

until Delete file

is highlighted.

is highlighted.

8.

Press Select.

The file is deleted.

Chapter 4 Vscan gateway software

Contents:

‘Overview’ on page 4-2

‘Vscan gateway software installation’ on page 4-4

‘Connection of Vscan to a computer’ on page 4-18

‘Using Vscan gateway software’ on page 4-20

Vscan gateway software

Overview

Data acquired on Vscan can be viewed on a personal computer after installing the Vscan gateway software, a dedicated viewer for GE handheld ultrasound scanners. Vscan gateway software can read data either directly from a connected Vscan (on a Docking station) or by inserting the Vscan microSD card into a card reader (not provided) connected to the computer.

The main functionality of Vscan gateway software is:

• Read and display images and movies from the Vscan scanner

• Playback of audio recorded on Vscan

• Distance and area measurements

• Append images to an E-mail.

• Copy examinations to the computer

• Service functions for connected scanner and Vscan gateway software: software diagnostics, software updates, log function.

About the files created in Vscan

Files created on Vscan are stored into examination folders.

Each folder has a unique name consisting the Vscan serial number, the exam number followed by the date and time of storage (<Serial No>_<Exam No>_<yyyymmdd>T<hhmmss>).

Each file has a unique name consisting of the Vscan serial number, the exam number followed by the date and time when the exam was started (<Serial No>_<Exam No>_<yyyymmdd>T<hhmmss>).